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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations, or mondegreens as id'd by Deadhead66)

This subject may have been broached in the past, but it hit me again today as I am listening to the Sailor/Saint from the 9/2/80 show mentioned earlier. I freely admit that for years I had thought Bobby was singing "Where is the Darkstar?" - and apparently so did many folks in attendance as that always got a big cheer. Well, I eventually learned my error, but always think of it when I hear the line. This same thing happened to a good friend of mine in school years ago w/ Boston's "Piece of Mind". He was covinced they were singing "All I want is to have my piece of the pie", instead of "All I want is to have my piece of mind".
If folks want to chime in with personal examples, I promise not to ridicule you...I'll leave that to others here.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2008-08-08 20:38:40

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Come on, man - it's deja vu all over again.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=123302

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

How am I supposed to recall my arch-nemisis' posting of over a year ago? You give me credit for far too many brain cells.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Did you miss me while you were gone?

:-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Well, before I can miss you I'll have to remember you.



Seriously, you're like a stream of bat's piss.

You stand out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark.

Easy on the "shaft" thing, read nothing into it.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

You do love your bat's piss don't you?

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=161806
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=146049
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=79709

Come on - tighten it up back there.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 8, 2008 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Holy crap, appears that there is not much to do in Jolly Old England tonight.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 8, 2008 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Busted!:)

Hey fellas - My daughter finished soccer camp today....that's football for Rob. The last day of camp was World Cup Day. Amanda's team was England. So she has been covered in British Flags all day(on her clothes and skin).....she scored a goal for Her Majesty as well!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 8, 2008 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Are you serious? Give me something that requires a little effort.

:-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 8, 2008 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

I would, but do you know how much an overseas Sheep-O-Gram costs these days?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 8, 2008 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Idle banter aside for the moment, old friend, have you heard anything of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's recent Symphonic Tribute to the Grateful Dead concerts? Very reminiscent of Copland and Gershwin to my ear - that guy Garcia could sure write a fine tune. If you need a copy wing me an email and a modestly proportioned package will be on its way.


Oh yeah - good to have you back. That's the Glenlivet talking, not me you understand.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 8, 2008 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

Modest packages?

Tease.

Seriously, all is well and I'll get back to you on that offer. Much of my time off was spent w/ several glasses of Talisker (as it is Mom's favorite). Life was OK.

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

THANKS!!! I really needed a laugh today and your initial catch and bat piss post really has me going.

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Aug 8, 2008 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations, or mondegreens as id'd by Deadhead66)

I have a couple:

Althea: "Sleeping at the chance to dream"

and PITB: "Standing on a tower/ Whirlin' like a man"

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Poster: daliguana Date: Aug 8, 2008 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations, or mondegreens as id'd by Deadhead66)

"... if you fart in my direction, don't expect no help at all"

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Aug 8, 2008 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations, or mondegreens as id'd by Deadhead66)

Saint Stephen:-

"With hair so long he has to call it on home".

Before you split your sides, although the yankee copy of 'Live/Dead' came with a (nice, arty) lyric sheet, the standard UK copy (me from the mother country) didn't. When I eventually replaced my first worn out copy with a new import copy, I realized the error of my ways ............

There was also a rumor doing the rounds (stemming from quasi-scottish references like 'Lady of Carlisle' and the somewhat 'north of the border' feel of aspects of Saint Stephen) that Hunter was the great, great (add as many 'greats' as you feel like), grandson of Robbie Burns. That was also later found to be quite a collection of 'typos'!!!

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 9, 2008 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations, or mondegreens as id'd by Deadhead66)

Hey that's not so bad I recently found myself singing along with some serious musicians in my place during an after hours jam " If you are the big cheese I am the small axe" And honestly that's how I thought Bob Marley sang it and only after I was ahh corrected and shown the light on the real lyrics and had a laugh, that it was decided that the new unintended lyrics were much more relevant to our more tree friendly time and they said they were going to sing em like that from then on so it just goes to show there is always room for new interpretations and besides I know Jerry for sure said that the lyrics for the songs he sang had all kinds of interpretations and even for him they changed sometimes.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 8, 2008 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh....DOG-star...that makes more sense (and other lyrical mis-interpretations)

here's mine

Althea - I always thought the line was " we're guilty of the same offense" but the line clearly is " we're guilty of the same old thing" funny how I never heard it until it was pointed out to me and now it's clear as a bell as to what is sung,